Problems Sleeping


Lots of young people struggle to fall asleep at night. Thinking about school, people or events can leave you feeling restless. Even your diet or routine can affect your sleep, but there are things you can try to help you sleep better. On this page, you will find top tips for falling asleep, 8 things to avoid, and getting out of bed.

If you are having problems sleeping, you should talk to a trusted adult such as parents or a GP. If you do not feel like there is an adult you can trust, you can always talk to a trained Childline counsellor either through their freephone number or their online one to one chat service.


This is a great webpage for young people, as it sleeping is important for young people’s mental health.

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